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Hospital Horror: Babies found in dirty laundry

April 17, 2019
News  

A woman who works in the laundry section of Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg says she frequently deals with an array of horror finds among the linen – from amputated limbs to babies; dead and alive.

Distributing clean needles to curb the spread of HIV

The Step Up Project runs needle exchange programmes with injecting drug users in Cape Town, Durban and Tshwane.

South Africa’s ‘other’ virus

November 30, 2015
HIV and AIDS   HIV Treatment   Pharmaceutical Drugs  

No one knows how many South Africans are living with hepatitis C but the virus affects everyone from injecting drug users to suburban housewives. For decades, Hep C treatment was priced out of reach. Now, South Africa is importing new, better and cheaper drugs but a cure still comes at a cost.